About

Kerry Cordero

Sr Network Architect

19+ years of experience and proven performance in large scale enterprise network infrastructure architecture, design, implementation, operation and troubleshooting.

I’ve been fortunate to work for and gain great experience with large Fortune 500 companies like FPL (15k+ Employees) & Kintetsu World Express (World Wide 10k+ Employees). I’ve also worked for companies like BE Aerospace (Fortune 1000 / World Wide 10k+ Employees), Broward County (10k+ Employees), Raymond James Financial (Fortune 1000 / 10k+ Employees), Sandals/Beaches Resorts (10k+ Employees), & Shriners Hospitals for Children (10k+ Employees).  Working for Sandals/Beaches also included responsibilities for more than 5 other companies.  Currently I am working for Progressive Insurance (10k+ Employees) as their Lead IT Systems Engineer.

Certifications

  • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE – R&S Written & Lab – Yes, just not on the same day 🙂 )
  • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE – Data Center Written)
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional Security (CCNP – Security)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate Security (CCNA – Security)
  • Cisco Specialist: Firewall, VPN, and IPS
  • Palo Alto ACE
  • Project+
  • A+
  • 4013 Recognition National Security Agency (NSA) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS)
  • 4011 Recognition National Security Agency (NSA) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS)
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE 4.0, 2003)
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA 2008)

*Passed both the CCIE lab and troubleshooting, just not on the same day 🙂

Specialties

Routing, Switching, Load Balancing, Data Center, Firewalls, VPNs, VOIP (network side), Wireless, Security, Designing, Monitoring, Documentation, Budgets, Leading & Managing Teams.

Experience With

Cisco Nexus 7000, 5000, 2000
Cisco ASR’s ISR’s
Cisco ASA 5500-X Firewall’s
Cisco ISE
Cisco ACS
Cisco Wireless WLC 5500
Fireeye Devices
SIEM’s like Splunk
Palo Alto Firewall’s 5000, 3000, 500 (Panorama)
Load Balancers (F5, Citrix Netscaler, Cisco CSS/ACE)
VSS & Gigamon Taps
Monitoring Software like Solarwinds Orion and Cisco Prime
Policy and Procedure Documentation
Visio Diagrams Documentation
Python Scripting
PBR (Policy Based Routing)
Routing Protocols (BGP, OSPF, EIGRP)
Troubleshooting (Packet analysis with Wireshark and other TCPDump tools)
and more….